An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Latin America

Volume 1 The Export Age: The Latin American Economies in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

  • Enrique Cárdenas
  • José Antonio Ocampo
  • Rosemary Thorp

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marcelo Paiva de Abreu, Afonso S. Bevilaqua
    Pages 32-54
  3. José Antonio Ocampo, María Mercedes Botero
    Pages 55-84
  4. Héctor Pérez Brignoli
    Pages 85-118
  5. Alan Knight
    Pages 119-151
  6. Manuel E. Contreras
    Pages 188-216
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 323-329

About this book


This book explores the impact on Latin America of the extraordinary transformation of the international economy that took place in the half century or so that preceded the world depression of the 1930s. The authors show how the response varied in terms of both growth and distribution, shaped by varying preconditions, and by natural resources and geography. The interplay of economic developments with political and social structures had profound and varied effects on policy-making and on institutions that were of great significance for later decades.


Brazil crisis economic development economic history Great Depression policy-making transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Enrique Cárdenas
    • 1
  • José Antonio Ocampo
    • 2
  • Rosemary Thorp
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad de las Américas-PueblaMexico
  2. 2.United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL/ECLAC)USA
  3. 3.St Antony’s CollegeOxfordUK

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